Ultimate Warfare

Ultimate Warfare

Season 1 (2009)

Later episodes focus on the Viet Cong's campaign of surprise attacks against the US and its allies in 1968; the 2003 offensive to topple Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein; and the Battle of Leyte Gulf in the Pacific, which paved the way for the US invasion of the Philippines in the Second World War.

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01. Fallujah: The Taking Of Terror Central

Examining the inner workings of warfare, from the major strategies and formidable munitions to the minutiae that can separate success and failure. Beginning with Operation Phantom Fury in Fallujah, Iraq in 2004, which was meant to be a 48-hour battle, but saw the insurgents put up stern resistance. The programme examines how the joint US-British-Iraqi forces managed to reclaim the city.

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02. Hue: Vietnam's Bloodiest Battle

Documentary on the Battle of Hue, which took place at the beginning of the Tet Offensive, the Viet Cong's campaign of surprise attacks against the US and its allies in 1968.

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03. Khe Sanh: Marines Under Seige

Documentary on the Battle of Khe Sanh, which took place between January 21 and July 9, 1968, and would shape the course of the war in Vietnam.

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04. Kandahar: Against All Odds

Documentary on how US special forces faced off against the Taliban to take control of the Afghan city of Kandahar.

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05. Baghdad: Thunder Runs

A documentary on the 2003 offensive in which US tanks punched through the heart of Baghdad and toppled Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein, a move which arguably redefined urban warfare.

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06. Courage At Sea

A look at the Battle of Leyte Gulf in the Pacific, which paved the way for the US invasion of the Philippines in the Second World War.

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07. Taking Back The Pacific

A look at the Battle of Midway during the Second World War, in which US forces took on the formidable might of the Japanese navy.

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08. Okinawa: Island Fortress

The Battle of Okinawa, which was fought during the spring of 1945 and saw the largest Allied amphibious assault of the Pacific campaign of the Second World War.

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09. Chosin: One Way Out

The plight of 17,000 US Marines who found themselves outnumbered by 120,000 Chinese troops after crossing the 30th Parallel. Finding themselves trapped in North Korea, it became clear they had to fight their way out or face certain death, heralding the Battle of Chosin Reservoir of December 1950.

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10. Bulge: Holding the Line

Documentary exploring the Battle of the Bulge, which took place in 1944 when German forces cut off American troops in the Ardennes forests in a bid to halt the Allied advance.

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